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The Integration Of Sentence-Combining And Sentence-Reduction And Its Effect On The Writing And Reading Comprehension Of Fifth Grade Students, Janice Mckain Aug 1981

The Integration Of Sentence-Combining And Sentence-Reduction And Its Effect On The Writing And Reading Comprehension Of Fifth Grade Students, Janice Mckain

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study investigated the effectiveness of a structured sentence-combining/sentence-reduction program used to instruct fifth graders of average to above average reading ability. The primary purpose was to determine whether significant differences occurred between the performances of a treatment and control group on measures of writing maturity and reading comprehension. Writing performances of both groups on a Syntactic Maturity Test were analyzed using t-unit analysis. Three measures of writing maturity: words per t-unit, clauses per t-unit, and words per clause, were compared to determine if the writing maturity of the treatment group on each of these measures was significantly greater ...


Muckraking The School District: The Journalist’S Role In Reforming Schools, Amelia Arcamone Jul 1981

Muckraking The School District: The Journalist’S Role In Reforming Schools, Amelia Arcamone

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This thesis examines the role of the media—particularly journalists—in sparking school reform. The author paints a grim picture of struggling schools, attributing growing issues of school violence to poor administration, school secrecy, and corruption. She argues that increasing parental and community awareness is key to confronting the problems faced by the educational system and seeking solutions. Arcamone discusses her experience publishing critical articles about the Long Beach school system and the resulting community reaction. She gives particular attention to the negative reactions she received from the school and defensive parents, and describes her own changing journalistic strategies for ...


An Investigation Of The Relationship Between Word Recognition Skills And Children With Visual Perception Limitations, Christine Mccaffery May 1981

An Investigation Of The Relationship Between Word Recognition Skills And Children With Visual Perception Limitations, Christine Mccaffery

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if the visual perception limitations of identified children affected their word recognition skills. Variables included a comparison of children with and without visual perception limitations and response to both abstract and concrete words. The questions explored in this investigation were:

1. Do children with visual perception limitations have more difficulty recognizing abstract words than concrete words?

2. Do children identified as having visual perception limitations have more difficulty recognizing abstract words than children without visual perception limitations?

3. Do children identified as having visual perception limitations have more difficulty recognizing concrete words ...


Simultaneous Presentation Of Different Stimuli As An Assessment Of Modal Preference, Karen Sadowski May 1981

Simultaneous Presentation Of Different Stimuli As An Assessment Of Modal Preference, Karen Sadowski

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study attempted to identify modality preferences through a simultaneous presentation of auditory and visual stimuli. To achieve this purpose, a new paradigm for modal preference testing was designed. Thirty second grade students, all experiencing some reading difficulty, were exposed to a total of three treatments. All the treatments visually presented a series of five numbers while at the same time five different digits were being presented aurally. In treatment I, the subject was asked to recall any of the numbers. In treatment II, the subject was told to attend to the numbers he heard and recall them. In treatment ...


The Educator's Roles In The Prevention And Treatment Of Child Abuse And Neglect, John Balkovatz Apr 1981

The Educator's Roles In The Prevention And Treatment Of Child Abuse And Neglect, John Balkovatz

Sociology and Anthropology Undergraduate Theses

The protection of an abused child's safety involves identification, investigation and intervention. The responsibility of teachers and school personnel is to report suspected child abuse. Responsibility for investigation to develop definitive diagnoses and to provide treatment has been specifically assigned by law to other professionals. Teachers and other school personnel can be helpful in combatting child abuse because they have daily contact with most school children. Educators have the opportunity to identify children suspected of being abused before serious damage is done. In many ways, educators can be the primary combatants in the fight against child abuse. We have ...


Curriculum Problems And Recommendations: Cowden-Herrick Community Consolidated School District 11, Jamie R. Driskill Jan 1981

Curriculum Problems And Recommendations: Cowden-Herrick Community Consolidated School District 11, Jamie R. Driskill

Masters Theses

This field study examines curriculum. Historical developments and trends are enumerated and discussed. A recent development in the field of education, minimal competency testing, and its possible effects on curriculum are reviewed.

Specifically, this paper examines curriculum problem areas in the Cowden-Herrick Community Consolidated School District #11, Cowden, Illinois. The Cowden-Herrick Community Consolidated School District #11 is an elementary (K-8) district with an enrollment of four hundred and twenty students. A survey of administrators and teachers was conducted in the following basic curriculum areas: reading, mathematics, language arts/communication skills, science, and social studies. These five areas were selected as ...


The Ungraded Primary Department: Centennial Lab School, Decatur, Illinois, John Reeves Henry Jan 1981

The Ungraded Primary Department: Centennial Lab School, Decatur, Illinois, John Reeves Henry

Masters Theses

During the summer of 1980, this writer became a member of the faculty of Centennial Laboratory School, 1500 East Condit, Decatur, Illinois. The transfer to Centennial occurred in order to take part in the establishment of an Ungraded Primary Department within that school. This paper examines the rationale, planning, and production of such a department as an integral part of the total educational program of Centennial during the first semester of its existence.

The Ungraded Primary Department is a valuable educational experience for five, six, and seven year old children. It provides flexibility of grouping according to individual needs, a ...